2018 COURSE FEES
Two day work shop, breakfast and snacks $590
Programs will start on time. A light breakfast will be served as well as snacks during the day. The evening program will be held at a local sex club. While attendance at this program is not required for SW or nursing CEUs, it IS required for the AASECT CEU’s and is the only portion of the program which will be focused on BDSM in depth and we strongly encourage attendance. The evening program visit and demonstration cost has been included in your registration fees.
Student discount $450
Must submit proof of enrollment to qualify for student discount. This fee does not apply to post graduates and pre-licensed interns.
2018 COURSE SCHEDULE
Below, please find a draft agenda of the 2018 SAR. For a complete course outline, including learning objectives and bibliography, please click here. This agenda may change before the seminar. All registrants will receive a final agenda as we near the event date.
I. Foundation — Perception vs Reality
This introductory session will discuss male and female sexuality and normal sex in order to explore our own preconceived notions as well as misconceptions prevalent in the media and our environment.
II. Common Sexual Dysfunctions
An overview of the most common dysfunctions clinicians are likely to encounter with their patients. Clinicians will become familiarized with a variety of dysfunctions, dispel some of the myths associated with them, as well as help them to elicit concerns from patients who may have difficulty expressing them.
Discussion of masturbation practices and the wide range of activities and stimulation techniques people use for self-pleasure.
Explores our familiarity and comfort level with the use of erotica/pornography. We will discuss and assess preconceived notions, commonly held conceptions and views on pornography.
V. The Spectrum of Sexuality
This session covers the wide range of sexual identities.
VI. SAR in the city excursion: Hands on Exploratorium at The Parthenon in NYC
We are thrilled to announce that this private, full immersion event will be held at one of the most well-known and beautiful professional dungeons in NYC. Our excursion will be for our use only and will not be open to the public.
Bo Blaze, Alternative Life Coach and author of the book 50 Shades of Curious: BDSM for Beginners, will be your guide. Bo and his various handpicked BDSM educators and real-life players will be on hand to teach, perform, and even participate with if you wish!
You will learn various “101 techniques” with floggers, whips, rope, canes, paddles, and other BDSM “toys”. Basic safety tips including, “where to and where not to hit” and all the Q & A you can think of will be addressed. This will be the hands-on portion of the SAR experience where you’ll see what a real working dungeon looks like, watch lifestyle players engage in BDSM scenes, and best of all, you can try out any piece of equipment or activity you wish in a safe, controlled, atmosphere. Participation is strictly up to each individual and absolutely not mandatory. This will be a fun, educational atmosphere but will also provide you the chance to watch some very real and intense scenes as well. You can see more info on the facility by visiting http://www.parthenonnyc.com/about-us.html
Bo Blaze is a PCC certified “Alternative” Life Coach, specializing in Alternative Sexual Relationships & Non-Traditional Lifestyles. He is the author of the bestselling book 50 Shades of Curious: BDSM for Beginners and is a nationally known expert on Kink, Lifestyle BDSM, Ethical Non-Monogamy (Polyamory), the Fetish World, and LGBTQ issues. He has taught and lectured all over the country at hundreds of universities, conferences and various alternative events. He is a winner of the Pantheon of Leather President’s Award and has helped thousands learn to practice Safe, Sane & Consensual BDSM as Novice Group Facilitator for 13 years & Board Member Emeritus, for The Eulenspiegel Society (TES), the oldest BDSM support and education group in the Country. For more information please visit www.AlternativeLifeCoach.com and his book page www.50shadesofcurious.com/50soc.
I. Non-Traditional Sexual Partnering
Exposure to more complex sexual relationships which fall outside of the common monogamy-based, couples structure. This topic encompasses all sexual orientations and atrations. Participants will not only be exposed to many of the practices, but they will gain an understanding of what attracts some people to alternative partnering.
II. Senior Sex
Focus on the realities of sex over 50. We live in a society that ignores sex for older adults, assuming it is an aberration and our images of it exist only on the margins of society. This is reflected in the media as well as in the medical profession. However, 35% of our population will be over 50 by 2020 and this group’s interest and desire to remain sexually active is growing as a result of increasing life spans and successful medicine.
III. Physically/Mentally Disabled Sex
Physically and mentally disabled individuals are often marginalized and their sexual identity ignored. This session will focus on sex with and among the physically and mentally disabled.
IV. Sex Workers
This session will introduce participants to the spectrum of individuals who work in the sex industry and allow them to focus on their own and society’s preconceived notions and judgments about this type of work.
An introduction to BDSM and the enormous variety of practices which fall under this umbrella term. Students will not only be exposed to many of the practices, but they will gain an understanding of what attracts some people to BDSM by talking to BDSM practitioners and professionals. Understanding the mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of BDSM is key to understanding the activities.
An introduction to the complex world of fetishes and paraphilia. Often accompanied by a sense of shame and shrouded in secrecy, fetishes can be harmless turn-ons or can cause great distress to fetishist and partner alike.
This session will focus on personal reflection. During this hour-long wrap-up participants will have the opportunity to summarize their reactions, both expected and unexpected to the material they saw and discussed. They will explore changes they may have noticed in their awareness and attitudes and share how they feel this might impact on their work.
To complete this course and receive CEC, the registrants will be required to attend all daytime courses as described in agenda and complete all evaluation forms provided at the end of the course.
Certificates will be awarded via mail within three weeks of the seminar date.
Notice of cancellation for the SAR may be by mail, fax, e-mail, or telephone. The amount of refund will be according to the following schedule:
- Before April 1, 2018 – Full refund.
- April 1-15, 2018 – 50% refund.
- After April 15, 2018 – No refund.
A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original payer and in the original method of payment.
If you do not feel the course fulfilled the description as advertised and you would like a refund, please send your complaint, in writing to Bat Sheva Marcus, Maze Women’s Sexual Health, 2975 Westchester Avenue, Purchase NY, 10577. After a review, if your complaint appears to be valid, full refund will be provided but in those circumstances you will not receive the CEC credits.